Singapore Airlines SilverKris First Class Lounge Sydney review
It looks great at first glance, but Singapore Airlines' Sydney first class lounge doesn't stand out.
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The Singapore Airlines SilverKris first class lounge in Sydney is accessible to passengers flying out on Singapore Airlines or Star Alliance first class flights as well as PPS Solitaire members.
It's a cosy space separate from the business class lounge.
We visited the lounge on a Friday around noon – it was empty initially and only filled up with a few more passengers in the next two hours.
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What I liked
With only a handful of passengers at any one time, the lounge manager on duty (Stephen) was very friendly and attentive with personal service. The champagne glasses were never empty for long and he was always checking to see if there was anything more we wanted.
Diverse food options
The buffet offered numerous hot and cold dishes.
The a-la-carte menu includes both Oriental and Western cuisines in small plate sizes, allowing you to sample more food items without stuffing yourself before the flight.
Veuve Clicquot is a decent drop of champagne for the lounge.
For reference, the lounge also serves red and white wines (nothing notable), a selection of beers and Pepsi/Schweppes soft drinks, which was recently changed from the Coca Cola range.
Since its renovations, the SilverKris first class lounge in Sydney has a very homely vibe to it, which leads to a relaxing stay.
There is a separate dining room, though you are welcome to bring your food to other sections.
Anyone who needs to get some work done will find these pods handy.
Just six seats take out the coveted spot near the windows, which is the only source of natural light in this lounge.
Clean and functional bathrooms
The bathrooms and shower rooms were clean and well stocked with amenities including travel-size shampoo and conditioners, safety razors and dental kits.
What I didn't like
Limited views and dim ambience overall
The windows mentioned above don't have great tarmac views, as you can mainly see the roof of the terminal.
The rest of the lounge is quite dim as there is only mild ambient lighting throughout.
The food could be better
Although a wide variety of dining options are available and everything looks great on the plate, the taste of some items was a bit off.
For example, the duck pancakes were very salty without much filling and the chicken satay was quite bland.
Overall, it's fair to say the food quality here pales in comparison to the nearby Qantas First Lounge.
No bar or barista
Even in the Air New Zealand business class lounge next door, there is a tended bar offering an interesting variety of cocktails as well as barista-made coffee.
Here, apart from the champagne, there was nothing particularly exciting on offer.
No business area
If you need to get some work done, make sure you bring your own device as there aren't any business facilities on the first class side.
However, there are plenty of power ports around the lounge.
INSIDER TIPGo early if you'd like to nab the seats in front of the window. Otherwise, there's no need to rush as the staff will help you settle in upon arrival.
Points Finder Lounge Rating: 3.5/5 stars
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SilverKris first class lounge Sydney details
The lounge is open daily from 0500 to 2100, catering for all Singapore Airlines flights, and is located in Terminal 1 (near Gates 50-63), Level 3 after customs, immigration and quarantine clearance.
How many points can you earn for flying from this lounge?
Here's what a Sydney to Singapore flight would earn you with KrisFlyer:
- From 1,956 miles to 3,912 miles in economy
- From 3,912 miles to 4,890 miles in premium economy
- From 4,890 miles to 5,868 miles in business
- 7,824 miles in first class or suites
If crediting your points to Velocity Frequent Flyer, you'll earn from 391 Velocity Points in discount economy all the way to 7,824 Velocity Points in first class/suites.
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